Bound To Stay Bound

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 Group hug
 Author: Reidy, Jean

 Publisher:  Holt (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 745069 ISBN: 9781250127105
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Animals -- Fiction
 Hugging -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
 Stories in rhyme

Price: $23.28

When Slug happens upon a lonely beetle, he knows just what to do. He gives him a big hug--and then the two friends decide to pass it along. But when Bear comes along, will there be enough hug to share?

 Illustrator: Chou, Joey

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (11/01/21)
   School Library Journal (12/01/21)

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School Library Journal - 12/01/2021 PreS-K—A group hug begins when one very kind slug hugs a lonely beetle. A mouse then stumbles onto the scene, and the hug expands; skunk, squirrel, and beaver follow, and so the comfort of a hug is shared with every animal that feels frustrated, down, misunderstood, or alone. Frightened when a bear appears, the animals scatter, but the slug remains to show how the hugger finds happiness, too. Rhyme and repetition creates an excellent storytelling experience for young children. Bright digital artwork renders every beautiful characterization, enhancing the message of kindness and understanding. VERDICT The need for a hug and the expression of different emotions is a valuable lesson, making this a good candidate for curriculum units discussing feelings.—Rachel Zuffa, Case H.S., Racine, WI - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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